Thursday, June 19, 2014
International Child Custody and Child Abduction: Who Are The "Good Guy" and "Bad Guy" Countries? The Most Recent Hague Convention Report
The most recent State Department Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction shows that even those countries which have signed off on the Convention do not always comply with it. Even Western Hemisphere countries, including Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras, are inconsistent in their compliance. If you're in a dispute over the custody of your children, and the other parent proposes to travel out of the U.S., you should consult an experienced custody attorney in advance; in this situation, an ounce of prevention may be far less expensive, and better than a ton of cure. A hat tip to international custody guru Jeremy Morley for the pointer.